Neighbourhood Plan

There was an excellent turn out of 34 for the meeting on 9th February. Joe Dugdale, from Rural Action Derbyshire, gave a summary of the Neighbourhood Planning process and explained how this sits in the context of Local and National Government. After a lively discussion and sharing of views, there was a show of hands to decide whether Brackenfield should begin the process of developing a Neighbourgood Plan. This was agreed by a two-thirds majority and seven people offered to form the steering group, with two more coming forward after the meeting. The Parish Council is applying to the County Council to establish Brackenfield as a Neighbourhood Area, after which we will be able to apply for a grant to assist with costs. The steering group will convene and plan first steps, with the guidance of Joe Dugdale. If anyone who was not able to attend the meeting would like to join the steering group, please call 01773 521557 or email chrisandmike@w3z.co.uk